The father of a young girl who was killed in last month’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida just mopped the floor with a cocky MSNBC host for trying to make this tragedy all about gun control.
Andrew Pollack is the father of Meadow Pollack, who was one of the victims of the February 14th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since the shooting took place, the mainstream media has been shamelessly using the tragedy to push for gun control, and Pollack has had enough. He went on MSNBC on Monday to blow the liberal gun control narrative out of the water.
“You’ve said, also, that gun control laws are not achievable right now,” MSNBC host Chris Jansing began, according to Daily Caller. “You’ve been advocating, correct me if I’m wrong, a school safety first program. What makes sense to you from where you sit?”
“Correct,” he said. “Well, part of the problem is the media, like before you got on you started talking about the AR bill and it takes away from the focus of what’s important to me and I think a majority of Americans. They want to just know their kids are safe.”
“So every time the media starts talking about gun control, it takes away from our objective of making our schools safe, which is achievable right now it we come together,” Pollack continued. “If the media stops saying gun control and instead of using the word gun control put in there school safety, it will be an easy task for us to get together and make it happen.”
This isn’t the first time Pollack has spoken out against the mainstream media. After a news conference with Florida Gov. Rick Scott last Tuesday, Pollack told Fox News that his primary focus is not about gun control, but about the safety of students at schools. The grieving father specifically targeted CNN when a reporter interjected and placed a mic with the CNN logo in Pollack’s face during the interview.
“If you turn this channel (CNN) all they’re talking about is gun control,” Pollack said as he pointed to CNN’s mic. “It’s this fake news here that’s in my mouth here. All they want to do is ratings, gun control. Right now it’s not about the control. It’s about the kids [who] are going to school Monday — we want them safe. Like I said, it’s not about (political) parties. We’re all humans we want kids safe.”
The CNN reporter asked Pollack for his thoughts on the Florida shooting survivors who are demanding “assault rifles off of the streets,” then asked him “why is that a bad idea.”
“I’m not focusing on that and I’m not a gun expert, so I can’t answer that. What I can answer is I just want kids safe,” Pollack fired back, adding that gun control is a “second tier” step and the big picture for the U.S., but that his current priority was about school safety.
“So, I just want to make sure that when everyone out there drops their kid, they know, ‘Hey, I checked the school personally and I’m telling you that school’s safe, no one is getting past the front door,’” Pollack said. “That’s my focus. I don’t wanna focus on anything else or what other news stations are focusing on. I focus on safe schools. That’s what this country should be focused on.”
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